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Stabbing at the Belco bus exchange

By johnboy 7 April 2013 37

ACT Policing is investigating a stabbing at Belconnen Bus Interchange this evening (Sunday 7 March).

At about 5pm, a 38-year-old man from Kaleen was stabbed several times in the back by another man on platform two.

The man was treated at the scene by ACT Ambulance and transported to the Canberra Hospital where he is receiving treatment for serious injuries.

Several witnesses provided descriptions to police who have now have arrested a 54–year-old man from McKellar.

Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the attack to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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PBO 9:29 am 12 Apr 13

Shan12 said :

gungsuperstar said :

Naaawww… I love the comments here! For the 5 years or so that I’d lived in Canberra, I always thought it lacked a bit of soul because people had no real pride or passion for the city in which I live.

And yet, dozens of people with nothing better to do than denigrating a bogan-filled rat hole in such impassioned defence of their own… bogan-filled rat hole.

The thing that makes me most happy after reading this thread? Stepping outside and seeing the quiet, pristine surrounds of Gungahlin 🙂

I hope you’re being sarcastic lol! Gungahlin is the biggest hole of them all. Living in a paddock in the middle of nowhere with houses that all look the same and fighting traffic every day with the others lol. No thanks:) You do realise you could be paying or a house in Melbourne for the same price.

Then log off and f##k off to Melbourne then…….. no subtle Anti-Canberranism’s will be accepted, this is our hole……….you dissident.

Shan12 9:41 am 09 Apr 13

gungsuperstar said :

Naaawww… I love the comments here! For the 5 years or so that I’d lived in Canberra, I always thought it lacked a bit of soul because people had no real pride or passion for the city in which I live.

And yet, dozens of people with nothing better to do than denigrating a bogan-filled rat hole in such impassioned defence of their own… bogan-filled rat hole.

The thing that makes me most happy after reading this thread? Stepping outside and seeing the quiet, pristine surrounds of Gungahlin 🙂

I hope you’re being sarcastic lol! Gungahlin is the biggest hole of them all. Living in a paddock in the middle of nowhere with houses that all look the same and fighting traffic every day with the others lol. No thanks:) You do realise you could be paying or a house in Melbourne for the same price.

dpm 9:15 am 09 Apr 13

BimboGeek said :

johnboy said :

Reid has the special flats

I stand corrected. I guess that’s also why Griffith and Red Hill sit lower than I would have expected.

I keep forgetting that the flat rats are technically humans and would be included on demographic statistics!

Also, you have to remember nursing homes. Newer suburbs (i.e. Crace) are full of people working to pay off their little piece of Aus, while many of the older suburbs have retired and nursing home folk. Not to mention, degrees are generally more common in these younger workers nowadays.
The index (I think) they have used includes things like high mortgage(?!), uni education, income, and employed as a professional as measures of high SES….
The high mortgage one seems reasonable (you have to be earing lots to pay it!), except basically anyone buying a new house has one of these, and surely there’s a limit to how this relates to overall ‘advantage’? e.g. If you’re spending all your income on paying off your loan and have to eat catfood for 10 years with no heating in winter, are you that ‘advantaged’? 🙂

dpm 9:02 am 09 Apr 13

Matt_Watts said :

I’m openly pro-Belco (as most know). Having said that, I have nothing against other areas. The fact is, most Canberrans have the choice of living where suits them. C’est la vie. I’m pro Belco and it’s generally all good.

For those who witnessed the incident at the interchange, please go to the police.

I wonder, was it another lively BCC discussion that spilt out onto the street?

bundah 8:59 am 09 Apr 13

johnboy said :

Reid has the special flats

Yep although to be fair to the inner north suburbs one would presume that the majority of the reported assaults were the result of drunken brawls in Civic on weekends.

BimboGeek 8:41 am 09 Apr 13

johnboy said :

Reid has the special flats

I stand corrected. I guess that’s also why Griffith and Red Hill sit lower than I would have expected.

I keep forgetting that the flat rats are technically humans and would be included on demographic statistics!

KB1971 6:42 am 09 Apr 13

Matt_Watts said :

I’m openly pro-Belco (as most know). Having said that, I have nothing against other areas. The fact is, most Canberrans have the choice of living where suits them. C’est la vie. I’m pro Belco and it’s generally all good.

For those who witnessed the incident at the interchange, please go to the police.

Have you got a Belco Pride tat? If not your not trying hard enough……

BimboGeek 12:20 am 09 Apr 13

chewy14 said :

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/socio-economic-indexes-for-areas-for-the-act-20130329-2gysd.html?rand=1364536249947

Wow, look at all those Belco suburbs down the bottom of the SES rankings. Seems a hotbed of disadvantage. The boganism virus seems to have gotten a real foothold in the area.

Um… The list you posted seems a bit bulls### to me. Crace is an “advantaged” suburb but Reid is a rubbish one? Since when?

gooterz 12:13 am 09 Apr 13

bundah said :

Here’s an idea rioters,have a look at the crime stats re assault 2008 to 2011 and you’ll soon realise that Tuggers and Belco are both as bad as each other which comes as no real surprise.There was an aberration however in 2012 given reported assaults in Belco were 60% higher than Tuggers.You may also be surprised to learn that the assault figures for the inner north surpass both Belco(apart from 2012) and Tuggers.

No shortage of bogan trash in this town!

So there’s twice as much trash north of the  ?w?a?l?l?  lake.

DrKoresh 12:03 am 09 Apr 13

We’ve got a better class of lower-class people here down south, it has to be said.

gungsuperstar 9:48 pm 08 Apr 13

Naaawww… I love the comments here! For the 5 years or so that I’d lived in Canberra, I always thought it lacked a bit of soul because people had no real pride or passion for the city in which I live.

And yet, dozens of people with nothing better to do than denigrating a bogan-filled rat hole in such impassioned defence of their own… bogan-filled rat hole.

The thing that makes me most happy after reading this thread? Stepping outside and seeing the quiet, pristine surrounds of Gungahlin 🙂

Matt_Watts 9:07 pm 08 Apr 13

I’m openly pro-Belco (as most know). Having said that, I have nothing against other areas. The fact is, most Canberrans have the choice of living where suits them. C’est la vie. I’m pro Belco and it’s generally all good.

For those who witnessed the incident at the interchange, please go to the police.

poetix 9:02 pm 08 Apr 13

miz said :

When I read this piece I immediately thought, I am glad I live in Tuggeranong where it is safe. From the comments here, clearly I am not the only one! You know how people from interstate bag ‘Canberra’ in ignorance, having never lived here? Tuggeranong is like that in micro – Canberrans love to bag Tuggers, and Tuggers-ites just think, good – stay away, so glad those ignorant people don’t live in Tuggeranong!

So, if you don’t like Tuggeranong, you’re ignorant. Well, I certainly wasn’t familiar with that definition of ignorance, so I suppose you must be right.

bundah 8:33 pm 08 Apr 13

Here’s an idea rioters,have a look at the crime stats re assault 2008 to 2011 and you’ll soon realise that Tuggers and Belco are both as bad as each other which comes as no real surprise.There was an aberration however in 2012 given reported assaults in Belco were 60% higher than Tuggers.You may also be surprised to learn that the assault figures for the inner north surpass both Belco(apart from 2012) and Tuggers.

No shortage of bogan trash in this town!

Pork Hunt 5:31 pm 08 Apr 13

Grimm said :

Shan12 said :

This is why Belconnen is so bad. People bag Tuggeranong, but this never happens there like it does in Belco. Belconnen also has Charnwood therefore it is the worst area to live in Canberra.

Pipe down, shelbyville.
Belco has Charnwood. Tuggeranong has Kambah, Greenway, Chisolm and Richardson. You win in the number and size of area inhabited by flanny wearing, toothless bogans and single mum Shazzas.

In any case, this happened at a bus interchange. This is a junction point for the loser liners. Not much surprises me in those places. The kind of people that use it is the reason I avoid public transport…

Oi! I live in Quangers and don’t you try to take our toothless flanno bogans away from us. In fact, the Riverside Plaza is a haven for the lame and the toothless.

In any case, if the ACT was the shape of a bullock, Belco would be under its tail…

Roundhead89 3:19 pm 08 Apr 13

And I thought the new Belco Interchange incorporated into Westfield was supposed to be much safer than the old “Stalinist” one it replaced.

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